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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 2006, 2:25 pm Thread Starter
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Darien light vs. BMW City pants

I have narrowed my search for riding pants and want to solicit some input before I pull the trigger and buy one or the other.

I am looking for a good all around pant for commuting in Texas, and have narrowed my choice to the Darien Light pant and the BMW city pant. ($275 and $200 respectively).

Anyone have experience with either of these pants that can help me make an informed decision?

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I've been wearing the Darien Light for 4 years now....no complaints except that the side zipper pulls eventually broke off and I replaced them with key rings....looked at the city pants just now....I like the extra storage and hip protection, might be harder to get on with boots (Darien has full side zippers) but I would seriously consider them if/when I need a new pair. I like the angle of the front pockets on the BMW pants. On the Darien, it's very hard to get in the front pockets when sitting.

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